Train as an expert professional in accounting and finance, and specialize in Corporate Finance, Controlling or International Finance.
The main objective of the Master in Accounting and Financial Management at UPF Barcelona School of Management is to train expert professionals who can successfully manage the accounting and financial department of any company or institution.
You will acquire the essential knowledge for aligning the evolution of the economic and financial environment with the financial strategy of any organization. In addition, you will master the specialties of Controlling, Corporate Finance, and International Finance and Accounting, which allow you to focus your professional career on the field that interests you the most.
Throughout the course you will learn the latest techniques for customer management, treasury and long-term financial management. You will delve into the design and implementation of capitalization, indebtedness, and dividend policies and you will learn to choose those financing instruments that best suit the needs of the company.
In addition, in the Corporate Finance specialization, you will have the opportunity to obtain a double degree with Montpellier University - MOMA (France).
The Master in Accounting and Financial Management is endorsed by Pompeu Fabra University, the 1st Spanish university and the 15th best university in the world (of those with less than 50 years), according to the Times Higher Education ranking. In addition, UPF Barcelona School of Management has EQUIS accreditation, the most prestigious institutional recognition for business schools globally.
Study at a school accredited by EQUIS, an international distinction that guarantees the quality of our institution and makes us the 1st school of management linked to a public university with this accreditation in our country.
We offer the same program, content, and academic qualification in 3 different modalities: on-campus, blended and online. You can choose the modality that suits your personal and professional situation.
The program is also offered entirely in English as well as in Spanish.
You will train with UPF professors, whose Department of Economics and Business has been rated 1st in Spain, 3rd in Europe and 46th in the world, by Times Higher Education. You will also train with recognized active professionals who will contribute their knowledge and experience in applying theory to practice.
You will be able to undertake professional internships in prominent companies such as Danone, VidaCaixa, E&Y, Boehringer Ingelheim, or Nestlé, among others.
Completing the master's degree gives you accelerated access to the CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants) and ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) credentials, two of the most internationally recognized institutions for accrediting professionals in management & accounting, financial accounting and management accounting.
At the end of the Master, you can also take the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) exam.
The Master's is a member of the University Affiliation Program of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute. At the end of the Master you will be ready to take the exam to obtain the CFA accreditation, a prestigious international recognition in investment management and financial analysis, and for which there are two scholarships offered in each course.
You can also take part in the CFA Research Challenge, a team competition in which more than 1,000 universities and Business Schools participate from all over the world.
The master is made up of 4 modules. The first 3 are transversal, that is, they are common in the three specialties. The last module of the master is the specialty, which you can choose depending on the field in which you want to develop your professional activity.
Master the design and implementation of financial policies and optimal decision-making regarding financing and investment.
Specialize in the controller function. Learn to define and operationalize company strategy and co-ordinate business operations such as analytical accounting, advanced financial planning, and sector analysis.
Focus on companies with an international presence. You will deal in depth with basic aspects such as international accounting regulations, the financial management of multinationals or international taxation. 25% of this specialization is taught in English.
Aimed at both young graduates in the field of Business Administration, Economics, Accounting, and Finance or Management, as well as graduate professionals who currently work in departments related to accounting and finance.
UPF Barcelona School of Management is the management school of Pompeu Fabra University, the 1st Ibero-American university and the 16th placed university in the world, among those under 50 years of age, according to the Times Higher Education ranking.
UPF Barcelona School of Management has EQUIS accreditation, the most prestigious institutional recognition for business schools globally, and places itself among the top business schools in the world.
The Master in Accounting and Financial Management is an official master's degree and has the academic recognition of the Ministry of Education of the Government of Spain. The Quality Agency of the University System of Catalonia (AQU Catalunya) has institutionally accredited the UPF-BSM. This accreditation certifies all the official university master's degrees that we teach and recognizes the quality of our educational model in accordance with the criteria of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA).
The master provides access to the CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants), ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) and CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) accreditations.
The Master in Accounting and Financial Management is structured into 4 differentiated modules, the first 3 modules are common and are made up of compulsory subjects. The 4th module is the specialization: a series of optional subjects are offered from which you must choose 3.
The Master's degree is completed with the professional internships and the preparation of the Master's Final Project, which are developed during the course, at the same time as the teaching activity.
Includes curricular practices.
This type of internship is part of the academic content of the program as a complement to the teaching activity and is carried out at a time compatible with the master's. They are one more subject that you must pass to be awarded the degree.
Internships are supervised by the Professional Careers Service. We will assign you an internship manager who will advise you, propose offers, manage your agreement and be your contact person throughout your internship. Remember that the ultimate managers of the selection process are the companies and organizations themselves.
In the Master's Final Project you must apply the knowledge acquired in the various subjects of the program to the business world.
The Master's degree gives accelerated access to the CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants) and ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) credentials, two of the most internationally recognized institutions for accrediting professionals in management & accounting, financial accounting and management accounting.
Its contents mean that once you finish the master, you are prepared to take the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) exam. There will be 2 scholarships available to access the CFA exam.
The Master in Accounting and Financial Management also includes the possibility of participating in practical activities and activities for personal and professional growth such as:
After completing the program, and depending on their specialization, students will be awarded with the following degrees:
Issuance of official Master's Degrees: The amount stipulated in the DOGC (Official Gazette of the Government of Catalonia) must be paid for the rights to issue the title. This rate varies annually and the rate in force at the time of application for the degree will be applied.
The teaching team brings a dual approach to the program. On the one hand, professors from the prestigious UPF Department of Economics and Business contribute their theoretical knowledge in Auditing, Accounting, Control Management, and Finance. On the other hand, recognized active professionals from leading companies contribute their experience on how to apply knowledge to the daily reality of today's companies.
Juan Pablo Mejía
Industrial Engineer and MBA from the London Business School.
He has more than 11 years of experience in investment banking, capital markets, entrepreneurship and providing advice related to blockchain and crypto assets. He is also a professor of topics related to Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies since 2017 in universities, corporate workshops, events, and through his YouTube channel "Juan en Cripto" and the podcast "Tune into the Block".
Tatiana Torres i Morè
Degree in Business Administration and Management from Pompeu Fabra University and Executive MBA from ESADE.
Economist with more than 11 years of experience in financial auditing at the international consulting firm PwC. Throughout her professional life, she has been a project manager for financial and control auditing and a member of the Technical Department. She has also been involved in capital market projects. Currently, she teaches university and post-university in the field of Economics and Business.
The program has a very practical and professional approach. Theory and practice are combined with a very participatory methodology. Added to the presentation of theoretical concepts by the teachers is the interaction and active intervention of the students.
Throughout the course, practical, real and current case studies will be discussed and presented, which allow you to apply the concepts learned and thus face the situations that you will find yourself in during your professional activity.
Group activities will allow you to share visions, knowledge and opinions with colleagues from diverse backgrounds, enriching your academic experience and strengthening your network of contacts.
A business challenge of a real case will be proposed and you must present the resolution to first level professionals (e.g. Sanofi, Henkel). There will be a recognition award.
You will learn about the current reality of the most important financial institutions in London, through seminars given by their professionals. Elective offered in the Corporate Finance and International Finance specialities.
The evaluation of the program is continuous and will be carried out based on:
The evaluation activities will be carried out individually and also in a group, promoting teamwork..
The On-Campus&Live methodology allows you to follow the program in person and also remotely.
In this modality, two stable subgroups are opened that will coexist throughout the course: one face-to-face and the other with 100% remote students. The remote students (a maximum of 15 places per course) will follow the program in a synchronous way with the face-to-face students. That is, they will share the same school calendar and schedule as the face-to-face students.
Project-oriented learning and the combination of lectures and active methodologies such as case studies, flipped learning, solving real problems, and professional simulations allow the student to connect theory and practice, acquire advanced skills, and achieve learning which is transferable to the job. The face-to-face modality is enriched with elements of online programs (virtual learning environment, multimedia resources, among others) so that the learning experience of the two subgroups is equally satisfactory.
You will have:
The program is aimed at all those professionals who want to grow and develop in an accounting or financial department, whether they are young graduates who want to start their careers, or graduated professionals who want to take on new challenges, control management, and responsibilities in this area of vital importance in any company.
The master's degree brings together young professionals from the fields of accounting and finance, economics or business administration for each course.
The participants come from different countries, but they all have a common goal: to access quality training and live an academic experience that prepares them for their professional future.
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Employability rate of the last 4 courses
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We train you to direct your professional career to accounting and finance departments, the consulting sector and Corporate Finance.
The master includes curricular internships that will help as a gateway into your professional future. They can be recognized with 2 years of experience in the field.
The UPF Barcelona School of Management offers you different means of financing so that you can take any of our programs without worry. We offer you the opportunity to finance part of your program, either by rewarding your talent through scholarships, through grants from entities dedicated to promoting education or through collaboration agreements with financial entities.
If you are alumni of one of our Partner Universities, you are entitled to a discount of 10% on the UPF Barcelona School of Management Masters and postgraduate program tuition fees (those programs with more than 15 credits).
*Discount not compatible with other scholarships, discounts and reductions.
You can choose how to finance your studies by consulting our simulator.
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